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1301/GERM 1311 German I (3-0).
Introduction to basic structures and usage of modern German. The emphasis is on development of basic German vocabulary and grammar, accuracy of pronunciation, the acquisition of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, and the introduction of cultural elements.

1302/GERM 1312 German II (3-0). A sequel to German 1301. Prerequisite: German 1301 or equivalent.

2311/GERM 2311 German III (3-0). An expansion of the language skills acquired in German 1301 and 1302. Strengthening of basic structures and introduction of more complex structures. The course will increase accuracy in listening, speaking, reading and writing German, and promote knowledge of cultural background.  Prerequisite: German 1302 or equivalent.

2311/GERM 2311 German III (3-0). An expansion of the language skills acquired in German 1301 and 1302. Strengthening of basic structures and introduction of more complex structures. The course will increase accuracy in listening, speaking, reading and writing German, and promote knowledge of cultural background.  Prerequisite: German 1302 or equivalent.

2312/GERM 2312 German IV (3-0). Fourth semester capstone organized around grammatical topics and cultural issues. Review and expansion of structural aspects, reading and discussion of selected German texts, and continued practice in composition and conversation. Prerequisite: German 2311 or equivalent.

2372 German Literature in Translation (3-0). Survey of major trends in German literature since 1600. Emphasis on comprehension and appreciation of important intellectual achievements. Readings and dis­cussions in English. Course can be used to fulfill the Humanities requirement. Course does not fulfill the sophomore literature requirement of the core curriculum. Course does not fulfill the sophomore language requirement in German. Not applicable to the German major.

2391 Studies in German (3-0). Individual instruction for the student whose language needs cannot be met in an organized sophomore level (2311/2312) language course. Reading materials and exercises will be selected from areas of the student’s specialization.

3311, 3312 Advanced German Grammar, Conversation and Composition. (3-0). Designed to develop the student’s comprehension of oral and written German. Course includes extensive reading and discussion of German literary and cultural texts. Prerequisite: German 2312 or equivalent, or consent of department head.

3331 German Civilization (3-0). A survey of the cultural institutions of Germany designed to provide a background for a better understanding of the German people and their literature. Prerequisite: German 2312 or equivalent, or consent of department head.

3342 German Literature from 1750 to the Present (3-0). A survey of literary tradition, authors, and major literary works. Prerequisite: German 2312 or equivalent, or consent of department head.

4341 Modern German Novel and Short Story (3-0). Intensive study of the novel and the short story: works of fiction that serve as exponents of new literary developments and are representative of life and thought in the German speaking countries. Prerequisite: German 2312 or equivalent, or consent of department head.

4381 Special Topics (3-0). Selected topics in German. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: German 2312 or equivalent, or consent of department head.

4391 Research. A specialized course which may be directed reading or research for superior students in German.